Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and among the most entertaining tourist destinations in East Africa filled with lots of cultural, historic and religious sites not to mention the reliable transport, communication system and affordable accommodation options scattered in every division corner. The name ‘Kampala‘ is derived from a local Luganda name , ‘Akasozi KeMpala’ which was how the Baganda called this beautiful destination blessed with several hills that have come to be popular because of the politically and historically significant buildings that have been setup on top of these magnificent landscapes.
Attractions – There are plenty of tourist attractions in Kampala city that will catch your eye depending on your personal interests and budget. Must visit places when on self drive tour in Kampala include the Kabaka’s palace, Kasubi tombs, Ndere center, Bahai temple, Namirembe cathedral, Gaddafi mosque, slums, Owino market, African craft shops, Shopping malls, restaurants plus night clubs if you want to sample the city night life.
Getting there – Its approximately km from Entebbe airport by road using the Kampala- Entebbe highway which will connect you to the city center via Queen’s Way or the Katwe road. The center offers you access to banks, forex bureaus incase you want to withdraw some cash plus you can do some shopping and walk around as you get acquainted to Uganda’s climate and way of life.
Accommodation– Back Packers Hostel, Namirembe Guest House, The Lodge, Athina Guest House, Sheraton hotel, Serena hotel, Grand Imperial , Fair way hotel jusyt to mention but a few.
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